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Does anyone know if something's happened to the people behind uksteam.info?
 

The rail tours page normally gets updated every couple of days but it doesn't seem to have changed for about a month:
http://www.uksteam.info/tours/trs19.htm#twk

 

It's been my regular source of info on mainline steam trips for the past 5 years or so. I hope they're ok.

 

Ian

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The website owner has been unwell, including a stay in hospital.

 

Not sure of his current health state but l believe he was quite poorly so may be a while before normal service is resumed.

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While I do of course wish the website owner a full and speedy recovery, it has concerned me for some time what would happen to this valuable resource if they were no longer able to maintain it.

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1 hour ago, rab said:

While I do of course wish the website owner a full and speedy recovery, it has concerned me for some time what would happen to this valuable resource if they were no longer able to maintain it.

 

I would imagine that there are a number of websites in this position, much as there are one man businesses in the same position.

 

Whilst trawling the net I found this site which seems to have some of the info uksteam provides.

 

 https://www.railadvent.co.uk/eventscalendar

 

But as you say we can only hope that the owner of uksteam makes a full recovery or finds someone to take over his valuable site. 

 

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I use the Railway Herald Railtours site which seems to be kept up to date and includes all the timings info that UKSteam used to give me.

Railway Herald - Railtours Page

 

There is also a what’s new so you can keep up to date with what has been added and what as changed.

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6 hours ago, MarshLane said:

I use the Railway Herald Railtours site which seems to be kept up to date and includes all the timings info that UKSteam used to give me.

Railway Herald - Railtours Page

 

There is also a what’s new so you can keep up to date with what has been added and what as changed

Thanks, also has the advantage of listing D&E powered tours! :)

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11 hours ago, Ramblin Rich said:

Thanks, also has the advantage of listing D&E powered tours! :)

 

And seems much more comprehensive in some aspects!

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I hope we don’t lose UKsteam.

it is the only archival source, David translates the timings into his own native html format.

 

All other sites rely on real-time trains, and a week later the timings are expunged.

 

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On 24/07/2019 at 10:10, eastwestdivide said:

Also one that's slightly easier on the eye at http://www.railtourinfo.co.uk/diesel.html

which lists steam as well, despite the "diesel" in the address

I see what you mean about ''easier on the eye''. Crikey that Railway Herald one is bright!

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On 26/09/2019 at 19:52, adb968008 said:

I hope we don’t lose UKsteam.

it is the only archival source, David translates the timings into his own native html format.

 

All other sites rely on real-time trains, and a week later the timings are expunged.

 

 

The timings stay on for a good three-four weeks on RTT, but you do need the specific URL for the timings, admittedly its not a permanent resource tho.

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